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What's the difference between XF's internal, external data directories?

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by DavidJCobb, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. DavidJCobb

    DavidJCobb New Member

    As part of an add-on that I'm building, users need to be able to upload images for temporary storage, and admins need to be able to upload images for long-term storage. I currently store the user uploads in a subfolder in the external data directory, but I don't know whether to use the external or internal data directory for the admin uploads.

    What exactly are the differences between the external and internal directories, and when would I use the internal one? :\
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Do you mean the /data and /internal_data directories?

    One is public and contains the thumbnails (data).
    The other is permission enabled and contains the original files (internal_data).
    xf_phantom and DavidJCobb like this.

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